I AM DONE WITH IT
Early 2000 I moved to Germany and for the first time I was forced to encounter the feeling of being part of a minority and an object of racism. Growing up in Indonesia as a part of a majority, having the privileges that come along with being part of a majority, this was quite shocking for me. Even though I knows that not every person gets treated the same way, it was the first time for me to experience it first-hand. Not every human-being is treated equally – what a shame !
My Artwork talks about how I encountered the everyday life in my new environment. I constantly absorbed new information from the daily encounter with people or from media. It is a life learning process, which obviously will take a long time, and it took a whole lot of blood and gut out of me.
The irony from it is that it doesn’t matter how long it will take, I will never be an integral part of it. Actually, I don’t really care, if I am not going to be an integral part ! As long as the environment allows a healthy oppositional thinking and a pinch of humour and comedy, I’m down with it.